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May 07 09:20

Trump CIA Pick Sought to Withdraw Over Interrogation Concerns - Reports

US President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, tried to withdraw in order to avoid a fiery debate at a hearing on her role in the agency’s notorious torture scandal.

Several unidentified senior US officials told The Washington Post that Haspel was worried that the increasing scrutiny over her role in the agency's interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA, the newspaper reported on Sunday.

May 07 08:58

Trump Defends Gina Haspel As "Most Qualified Person" To Lead The CIA

President Trump is stepping up to defend Gina Haspel, his nominee to lead the CIA following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's exit, after reports surfaced that she offered to withdraw her nomination during a meeting at the White House over the weekend.

Blaming Democrats for obstructing Haspel's nomination because she was "too tough on terrorists", Trump insisted that his pick is the "most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror" before ending his tweet with "Win Gina!"

May 07 07:57

Trump Has Let The ENTIRE Honduras ‘Caravan' Of Illegals Into America - Trump Lied To Us Again

Had enough Trump's of MAGA now?

Despite numerous claims by Pueblo Sin Fronteras leadership that the Central Americans-to-the-United-States migrant caravan would be sidelined, all are now safely north of the border, sources confirm.
A last group of 228 individuals were admitted at San Ysidro, California, Friday and Saturday.

Though President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions voiced repeated criticisms of the caravan, hundreds of Guatemalans, Hondurans, El Salvadorans, and Nicaraguans are now safely on US soil.

California Governor Jerry Brown continued to withhold participation by his state's National Guardsmen.

Most asylumees made claims of criminal threat and severe poverty. Dozens cited their homosexuality as grounds for admission.

May 07 07:51

Haspel Tried To Bow Out Of CIA Directorship

Torturer and coverup artist Gina Haspel tried to bow out of CIA Directorship to avoid Senate questioning

(*the infamous 'Tough' Senate grilling !)

May 07 07:46

'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

Now the idiot comes out foursquare in favor of torture!
Try supporting The Constitution and The Bill of Rights!
Try loving America!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFUNZ_8dKA

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to defend his nominee for the CIA directorship, Gina Haspel. Trump argued that Haspel was “too tough on terrorists” for the Democrats.
"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists,” Trump tweeted. “Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror. Win Gina!"

May 07 06:59

Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

Trump has raised the hackles of global powers by marching lock-step with Israel, which has persistently tried to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal while ironically claiming that Iran is building its arsenal to menace its neighbors.
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In a video statement released Thursday on various social media platforms, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted that his country “will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented.”

Zarif added:

"Let me make it absolutely clear and once and for all: we will neither outsource our security nor will we renegotiate or add onto a deal we have already implemented in good faith.”

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May 07 05:41

Human Rights Don't Apply

As IDF Uses Gaza Protesters for Shoot-to-Maim Target Practice, Israel Argues Human Rights Don’t Apply to this “War”

The manner in which protesters, including children, have been injured – live ammunition fired at the groin, neck, limbs, and abdomen – suggests that Israeli troops intentionally aim to inflict maximum physical harm on the civilian participants in the marches
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In response to a High Court petition by human rights advocates, authorities in Tel Aviv noted that “the state opposes the applying of human rights law during an armed conflict,” arguing that even the Red Cross deemed human rights law inapplicable during wartime.

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(*F.Y.I.: Israel is at war with unarmed protestors . No wonder they need the biggest allocation of U.S. foreign aid)

May 07 05:19

Netanyahu’s Evidence Wasn’t Just Old, Some of It Was Fabricated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim in his theatrical 20-minute presentation of an Israeli physical seizure of Iran’s “atomic archive” in Tehran would certainly have been the “great intelligence achievement” he boasted if it had actually happened. But the claim does not hold up under careful scrutiny, and his assertion that Israel now possesses a vast documentary record of a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program is certainly fraudulent.

May 06 10:17

'Pandora's Box': Macron Warns US Exit From Iran Nuclear Deal Might Mean War

A May 12 deadline is looming for US President Donald Trump to decide whether to scrap an internationally-brokered nuclear deal with Iran and re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

A potential US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is fraught with the most negative scenarios and is hardly something to look forward to, French President Emmanuel Macron told the German weekly newsmagazine Der Spiegel.

“This means that we would open Pandora’s Box, which is tantamount to war. I don’t think [US President] Donald Trump wants war,” Macron said in an interview which appeared in Friday’s issue of the magazine.

During his visit to Washington last month President Macron tried to dissuade Donald Trump from walking away from the Iran nuclear agreement.

Even though Trump has threatened to quit the 2015 accord, he still said that he might go along with a European proposal to broker an add-on deal to cover Washington’s concerns about the agreement.

May 06 10:17

REVEALED: Trump team 'hired Israeli spy firm to collect dirt on Obama officials in an attempt to discredit Iran nuclear deal'

Aides to President Donald Trump reportedly contracted an Israeli private security firm to collect dirt on Obama administration officials and discredit the Iran nuclear deal.

The operation to 'get dirt' on Barack Obama's former staffers Ben Rhodes and Colin Kahl was launched last May, according to unnamed sources and documents cited by UK newspaper The Observer.

The sources said that officials linked to Trump's team contacted Israeli investigators just days after Trump visited Tel Aviv a year ago, his first foreign trip as US president.

The goal was apparently to discredit the Iran nuclear deal framework, which Trump has repeatedly threatened to scuttle ahead of a key May 12 deadline for certifying Iran's compliance.

May 06 10:13

As US Military Effectiveness And Diplomacy Fade, Many Countries Start Ignoring Washington

Diplomatic work continues in some of the areas with the highest geopolitical tensions in the world. In recent days there have been high-level meetings and contacts between Turkey, Iran and Russia over the situation in Syria; meetings between Modi and Xi Jinping to ease tensions between India and China; and finally, the historic meeting between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un. The common component in all these meetings is the absence of the United States, which may explain the excellent progress that has been seen.

May 06 09:53

Iran ignites World War 3 FEARS with plans to SCRAP nuclear deal and DEVELOP weapons

Iran has vowed to restrict inspector access to its nuclear sites if Donald Trump pulls the US out of the agreement next week, according to a senior Iranian official.

They added that Tehran is believed to have drawn up various possible responses if Donald Trump refuses to extend a waiver on US sanctions on May 12.

Iran is considering resuming enrichment of uranium to 20 percent.

They are also considering ceasing to grant International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors access to Iranian nuclear sites.

May 06 09:52

Donald Trump ‘BLASTED’ for London knife crime ‘WAR ZONE’ comments during NRA speech

DONALD Trump has been blasted over comments he made that declared a hospital in the UK is “like a war zone for horrible stabbing wounds” during a recent speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

May 06 09:32

Hollande Slams Trump's 'Shameful Remarks, Fake Grief' Over Paris Terror Attacks

Speaking before the National Rifle Association in Dallas, US President Donald Trump said that due to France’s strict gun control laws, Daesh terrorists were able to kill hundreds of people during the November 2015 attacks in Paris.

Reacting to Trump’s controversial speech, former French President Francois Hollande tweeted: “Donald Trump’s shameful remarks and obscene fake grief tell a great deal about what he thinks about France and its values. The friendship between our two peoples will not be tainted by disrespect and outrage. All my thoughts are with the victims of November 13th.”

May 06 09:01

DEVIN NUNES SAYS HE’LL HOLD JEFF SESSIONS IN CONTEMPT

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes said Sunday he will be pushing to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt this week for not complying with a subpoena.

May 05 17:23

Special Counsel Tells Federal Court Rosenstein Investigative Scope Was Detailed in Super-Secret Verbal Instructions…

It is only now coming to light how Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein essentially appointed the Special Counsel to take over the counterintelligence investigation originally begun by the FBI in 2016. Also previously unknown: part of the initiating mandate included the special counsel being granted use of a sketchy FISA Court Title-1 surveillance warrant initially applied against Carter Page in October 2016.

May 05 11:21

CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘It’s My Obligation as a Journalist’ to Call Trump ‘Racist’

Friday at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology NYC Summit, CNN’s Don Lemon said it was his “obligation as a journalist” to call President Donald Trump “racist.”

When asked about calling Trump a racist on air, Lemon said, “If he is not racist he’s certainly is racist-adjacent.”

He continued, “If you have the evidence that shows you, that indicates, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it’s my obligation as a journalist to say it. On that night I said it, and I don’t regret saying it. I believe that to be true.”

May 05 10:57

SOURCES: TRUMP TO ASK ISRAEL TO WITHDRAW FROM 4 EAST J'LEM NEIGHBORHOODS

The Trump administration will ask Israel to withdraw from four Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, which will likely become the capital of a future Palestinian state, US officials told Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman during his visit to Washington last week.

The transfer of control over the neighborhoods – Jebl Mukabar, Isawiya, Shuafat and Abu Dis – was presented to Liberman as just one piece of the larger peace plan the administration has been working on over the last year. Israel, the officials indicated, would be expected to accept the plan once it is presented despite the potentially painful concessions.

May 05 10:37

Donald Trump doesn't take Britain, France or Germany seriously

Barack Obama wasn't very interested in Europe. Something which was made clear in 2010, when he didn't even show up for an EU-US summit in Madrid. Instead, at least in the early part of his presidency, Obama focused on Asia. Leaving the old continent to dwell on its diminished importance in Washington.

Yet, despite this snub, Obama generally went through the motions and treated its leaders with respect. Indeed, he belatedly realized that the likes of Angela Merkel and David Cameron were liberal bedfellows useful for his issues-driven presidency. Nevertheless, there's a lingering feeling that the Democrat darling never really got Europe.

By contrast, his successor Trump, with his family roots in Germany and Scotland, arguably understands the place better than any US president since John F. Kennedy. He's married into both Czechia and Slovenia and spent decades crisscrossing the continent, pursing business deals from County Clare in Ireland to the Russian capital of Moscow.

May 05 06:07

OPCW inspectors finish fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma

The analysis of the samples may take at least three to four weeks

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May 05 05:23

After US-China Talks Fail, Analysts Say To Get Trump And Xi Involved

To avoid more rounds of threatened sanctions, analysts suggest that the two nations’ leaders must resolve the toughest
issues

China and the United States may be plunged into another round of trade sanction threats after high-level talks between trade representatives failed to secure any breakthroughs, and it will be up to negotiations between the two nations’ top leaders to resolve the deep rifts, Chinese analysts said.

Led by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He, the talks were held over less than 48 hours in Beijing and resulted in the two nations agreeing to have more dialogue, but no other tangible achievements.

The Chinese government only released a brief statement wrapping up the trade talks on Friday, calling the negotiations “candid and efficient” – diplomatic language meaning that they were heated and short. A statement from the White House also described the discussions as “frank”.

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May 05 05:09

Why US And China Have Different Views About American Girl In A Qipao

Reaction to school prom photo posted on Twitter was less negative in the country whose culture some said had been appropriated

For the Chinese, imitation is the best form of flattery when it comes to their culture.

That is why, some observers say, the online consensus on the mainland comfortably accepted a teenaged American wearing the traditional Chinese qipao, or cheongsam, to her school prom, while she was forced to defend herself against accusations of “cultural appropriation” from some in the United States.

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May 04 20:50

Gaza border rioters take down 2 IDF drones on sixth week of protest

David vs. Goliath!

As IDF braces for sixth Friday March of Return protests on the trot, expected numbers dwindle, but Israel's southern residents edgy about Palestinians' increased use of incendiary kites—a new primitive weapon that has so far eluded the IDF’s high tech capabilities; rioters manage to intercept two IDF surveillance drones using slingshots after UAVs are used to cut wires, take down incendiary kites.

May 04 18:04

Report: Lisa Page Resigns From DOJ…

The Daily Caller is reporting Lisa Page has resigned from the FBI. If accurate this would indicate her internal investigative usefulness has run its course. This would align with those who expect the IG report to come out soon [likely May 18].

May 04 13:35

Video........TRUMP READS EXACT STATEMENTS FEDERAL JUDGE PRESIDING OVER MANAFORT CASE SAID

"THIS IS WHAT THE FEDERAL JUDGE JUST SAID TO MUELLER ABOUT MANAFORT!"

TRUMP GOES OFF SCRIPT

May 04 13:27

FISA, the Government’s Secret Court, Used on a President

The dossier was used by the FBI and Obama Justice Department to get a warrant from the FISA Court to spy on the opposing Trump campaign to destroy Trump’s candidacy and, if elected president, to provide the ammunition to have him impeached thereafter.

May 04 10:48

Federal judge accuses Mueller's team of 'lying,' trying to target Trump: 'C'mon man!'

BREAKING: Judge in Manafort Case Orders Govt to Hand Over Unredacted Rosenstein Memo Detailing Mueller’s Scope

May 04 10:10

US support for Iran deal reaches highest point: poll

Public support for the Iran deal has reached its highest point previously recorded, according to a new poll, right as a deadline approaches for President Trump to re-certify the agreement in 10 days.

56 percent of people polled in the Morning Consult–Politico survey released Wednesday morning backed the nuclear deal, while 26 percent opposed it.

Republican voters are split, with 46 percent of voters in favor of the bill versus 42 percent against it.

The level of net support is at its highest since the last time it reached 56 percent, in April 2017.

May 04 09:50

Pompeo is real hawk on Iran & will reinforce Trump’s worst tendencies – Peter Kuznick

Afghanistan was a distraction for George W. Bush and North Korea is the same for Donald Trump. While the former set his sights on Iraq, Trump is after Iran – so says Peter Kuznick, a history professor at American University.

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo was officially made Washington's top diplomat for foreign policy Wednesday after he was sworn in as the new secretary of state. He's been given a strong endorsement by President Trump – in stark contrast to his predecessor Rex Tillerson who was often at odds with the commander in chief.

After a series of overseas trips, Pompeo will spend the next several weeks in Washington attempting to pick up where Tillerson left off. However, Kuznick fears US foreign policy might take on a more hostile approach under Pompeo.

May 04 09:44

BREAKING: After 10 Years The Truth About Barack Obama Goes Finally Public(VIDEO)!!!

After 10 years, the truth about Barack Obama goes finally public. Barack Obama is undoubtedly in full panic mode right now after new documents came out that expose how he colluded with the FBI and CIA to take Donald Trump down.

Newly released text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page indicate that there was a coordination between high-ranking officials at the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, Justice Department and former Senate Democratic leadership in the early phases of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

May 04 09:08

Billionaire Kochs boast about control over the Trump administration

Billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch were caught taking a victory lap to celebrate their own success in getting the Trump administration to deliver on their wildest dreams.

The Kochs have profited handsomely from businesses that are massive polluters. Their companies produce more climate pollution than even major oil companies like Chevron and Shell.

Previously their company was forced to pay $30 million in what was the largest civil fine for environmental pollution in U.S. history.

May 04 08:30

Kent State/Jackson State murders

Obama’s super-progressive administration refused to re-open the investigation in the government murders of students carried out on the campuses of Kent State and Jackson State.

The evidence is crystal clear that the shooting were not “accidental.” The order to shoot was given on the scene and given that the commanders were never investigated or charged, the only possible assumption is their orders came from higher up.

A terror campaign waged against civilians by a criminal government.

May 04 08:15

‘You’re only supposed to buy NATO-compatible weapons’ – State Dept to Turkey over Russian S-400 deal

Being a NATO member apparently means you can only buy arms and military hardware that the US-led bloc approves. At least, that’s what the State Department said in its latest warning to Ankara over an S-400 air-defense system deal.

The new warning came on Thursday from US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert, who said that Washington has “serious concerns about Turkey’s potential acquisition” of the S-400 anti-aircraft systems.

May 04 08:12

BBC Question Time audience member MOCKS Tony Blair as room fills with HYSTERICS

The man in the crowd made the quip about the former prime minister during a discussion on whether Donald Trump should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his foreign policy towards North Korea.

He stated: “The idea of giving Donald Trump the Nobel Peace Prize would be an even bigger joke than making a Tony Blair peace envoy to the Middle East, a complete and utter travesty.

“Far from this talk of rapprochement and the rest of it we should be talking about celebrating diversity in the streets of the UK when Donald Trump comes to the UK.”

The audience member also made a devastating swipe at Emmanuel Macron for offering the Republican firebrand a “hand of friendship”.

May 04 08:11

Donald Trump could address UK Parliament after MAJOR SNUB to Speaker John Bercow's ruling

DONALD Trump could be allowed to address the UK Parliament despite a ban imposed by the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, after peers urged the Lord Speaker to allow Mr Trump to speak in the Royal Gallery if a formal request is made.

May 04 08:10

Moscow welcomes Trump’s desire to meet Putin, mend ties & curb arms race – Lavrov

Russia welcomes Donald Trump’s desire to engage with Moscow regarding an arms race and other global challenges, but the US leader’s deeds must match his words, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.

“We have repeatedly stated that we positively assess President Donald Trump’s desire to establish normal dialogue between our countries,” Lavrov told Italy’s Panorama magazine on Thursday. He added, however, that US desire for dialogue would be judged on its “practical steps.”

The top diplomat noted that relations between the US and Russia are continuing to deteriorate at present. “Even if there is some positive input from the president, it is being reversed by Russophobic sentiments soaring in the US establishment,” Lavrov said.

May 04 08:09

Rejecting EU attempts to keep Iran deal + staying in Syria = more regime changes on the US mind?

French President Emmanuel “Little Macro” Macron and German Chancellor Angela “Mutti” Merkel might just as well have stayed home and saved the carbon emissions spewed out during their flights to Washington.

Both came with the same task – to convince President Donald Trump not to pull the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program. It was a fool’s errand.

Macron, in every way the junior representative of the Franco-German partnership at the heart of the European Union (EU), was the guest of honor at Trump’s first formal state dinner. He exploited his improbable “bromance” with Trump and his participation in last month’s strike on Syria for all he was worth – which, in the end, wasn’t much. Merkel, whose dislike for Trump is notorious and mutual, fared no better.

May 04 07:16

THE WAR ON IRAN HAS BEGUN

The War On Iran Has Begun. Russia Must End It

Things are escalating again in one of Syria's many wars. On 29 April, two massive strikes - presumed by Israel - reportedly hit the Syrian Arab Army's 47th Brigade military base and arms depots near Hama, as well as Nayrab Military Airport in Aleppo.

The strikes reportedly targeted Iranian surface-to-surface missiles intended for deployment in Syria, and killed between 26 and 38 people, including 11 Iranians.

Red lines updated
The attack appears to have been coordinated with the US, coming just hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Jerusalem>>>

May 04 04:56

Israel to Russia: We Sat Out Western Sanctions, so Help Us in Middle East

Israel’s defense minister reminded Russia on Thursday of his government’s decision not to join Western sanctions against it, and asked that Moscow reciprocate with a more pro-Israel approach to Syria and Iran.

Avigdor Lieberman’s appeal followed Russia’s rare calling out of Israel over an April 9 air strike in Syria, and came as US President Donald Trump mulls scrapping the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal by May 12, a review opposed by Moscow.

“We value these relations with Russia,” Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

“Even when our close partners pressured us, as in the case of sanctions againstRussia, we did not join them”>>>

(*but in"9" more days , we'll allow the chumps , I MEAN TRUMP'S administration , to designate Jerusalem , Our Capitol , for us !)

May 04 04:21

Israel Convicts Palestinian Over Poem

Dareen Tatour to appeal conviction for 'resist' poem that called for Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.

Dareen Tatour, who has denied the charges, was convicted by a Nazareth court on Thursday for a 2015 social media post of a video with her reading one of her poems, titled "Resist, my people, resist."

In the video, which received less than 300 views, Tatour urged Palestinians to never "agree to a peace solution".

After the hearing, Tatour said she expected a conviction. "I am ready for anything, and I do not regret anything I have done."

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May 04 03:29

No breakthrough but some consensus in China-US trade talks, Beijing says

Beijing and Washington agree only to keep talking after two days of dialogue

China and the United States have wrapped up their first round of trade talks with no breakthrough, agreeing only to have more dialogue to ease tensions.

A short statement released by the state-run Xinhua news agency said both sides were still “very divided” on some issues and “more work needed to be done”.

The two sides “reached some consensus” and exchanged views on expanding US exports to China, bilateral investment, intellectual property protection and the imposition of tariffs, the statement said, without elaboration

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May 03 23:56

Morality, Truth, Facts Have Exited From The Dying West -- Paul Craig Roberts

The myth of “Western democracy” is based on voting, which never changes anything. Trump campaigned on ending the war in Syria and normalizing relations with Russia, but where are we today? The US is attacking Syrian Army positions and fomenting war with Russia. Yet this has not prevented Trump from being nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

May 03 12:06

"Unaccountable" Pentagon Officials Have "Weaponized" Vetting Of Trump Appointees: WSJ

Nothing ends a Washington career like being branded an unacceptable national-security risk. That’s why officials adjudicating personnel-security cases must act in a mature, objective and nonpartisan fashion. But when it comes to vetting Trump appointees, they often aren’t.

Instead, security clearances are being weaponized against the White House by hostile career bureaucrats, thwarting the president’s agenda by holding up or blocking appointees.

Consider the case of Adam Lovinger. Mr. Lovinger is a highly regarded and politically conservative Defense Department official. In January 2017, the Trump administration made a “by name” request for him to serve as a senior director on the White House National Security Council.

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Absolutely unflipping believable, but perfectly predictable; the Pentagon is now practicing the politics of personal destruction, and this just stinks to high heaven!!

May 03 10:00

This Leak Revealed Robert Mueller’s Awful Plan To Impeach Trump

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted a list of 48 questions to President Donald Trump’s legal team he hopes to have answered in a prospective interview as part of the investigation into possible obstruction of justice and campaign collusion with Russia.

The New York Times obtained the list of questions, which are moistly related to a potential obstruction of justice case against Trump.

Five questions relate to Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who was forced to resign on Feb. 13, 2017. Eighteen questions focus on James Comey, who Trump fired as FBI director on May 9, 2017. Eight questions center on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and 13 regard possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Perhaps the most intriguing question regarding possible collusion is about Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.

May 03 09:55

Is the US Being Pushed Into a War With Iran: Tucker Carlson interviews Douglas Macgregor

A great segment on Tucker Carlson’s show on Israel pushing the US into supporting war on Iran.

May 03 09:12

Netanyahu: Don’t look here where we’re shooting children, look over there at Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a notorious warmonger, serial liar and supremacist racialist who used to lead the closest thing Israel has to a fascist party until parties even more extreme got elected to parliament, is attempting to bamboozle the clueless Trump into getting on a war footing with Iran.

Netanyahu’s breathless announcement that there was a potential weapons aspect to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program has been known for a decade and a half.

Netanyahu even seems to have provoked the White House to issue a communique falsely stating that Iran has a weapons program presently, which it promptly had to retract. The incident is so scary because it shows how easy it is to manipulate the erratic Trump and his not-ready-for-prime-time staff. That sort of thing, David Frum said on Twitter, can cause a war. And he should know.

May 03 09:09

Oil markets brace for Trump to kill Iran deal

The Iran nuclear deal may be doomed, at least if you believe the global oil market.

Oil prices have surged partly because of mounting expectations that President Trump will kill the 2015 agreement, which allowed Iran to export more crude. Trump must decide by May 12 whether to re-impose sanctions on the OPEC nation.

Brent crude, the global benchmark, briefly soared above $75 a barrel on Monday after Israel leveled new nuclear allegations against Iran.

Bringing back sanctions on Iran could knock out as much as 1 million barrels per day of crude supply, dealing a blow to increasingly fragile energy markets.

May 03 09:03

Professional lying from the US and the UK in Syria

The US and UK may be in industrial decline, but their Lying Industries are as active as ever.

UK lying (with assistance from US collaborators) got the US involved in WW I (World War One) which brought us the Federal Reserve Bank. the IRS, and an out-of-control Pentagon.

Here’s what they’re doing in Syria.

“Don’t confuse us with the facts, we need a new war”

May 03 08:57

'NOT REALISTIC' Trump sends top team to AVERT looming US trade war with China

This week US Trade Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with Liu He, economic adviser to China President Xi Jinping to discuss how a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies can be avoided.

Tensions between the US and China have escalated in recent months after the US President announced plans to impose at least $50billion of tariffs on Chinese imports.

In response China put a 25 percent levy on US imports, such as soybeans, cars and whiskey.

With US and China now heading to the negotiating table Mr Trump said: “I think we've got a very good chance of making a deal.”

May 03 08:50

Kim Jong-un tries to mend fences with China

Kim Jong-un tries to mend fences with China ahead of Donald Trump meeting with pledge to deepen cooperation with Beijing
Long-standing allies reaffirm commitment to each other as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits North Korea

North Korea has vowed to deepen its strategic relations with China as the two allies sought to mend fences ahead of an unprecedented meeting between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

In a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, Kim reaffirmed that a strong relationship with China was “a firm strategy” for the North, according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement. In turn, Beijing pledged to provide economic support to Pyongyang.

“North Korea is willing to work together with China to push forward the friendly relations between North Korea and China to a new high stage,” Kim told Wang during their meeting at the headquarters of the Worker’s Party.

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May 03 08:50

Trump reportedly hiring Bill Clinton’s lawyer as his quits

US President Donald Trump is reportedly hiring Bill Clinton’s impeachment lawyer, Emmet Flood, as White House lawyer Ty Cobb quits.

“For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff [John] Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. On Wednesday.

Cobb (pictured below) was the main figure in the Trump team to defend the administration against of allegations of collusion with Russia.

May 03 08:36

Could Donald Trump be heading to China to settle trade row after tweeting he wants to ‘be with’ Xi Jinping?

US President tweets about ‘good (great) relationship’ with Chinese counterpart as two sides begin trade negotiations in Beijing

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that he hopes to “be with” his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in the not too distant future as a high-level American delegation arrived in Beijing amid the looming threat of a trade war between the two sides.

Despite Trump’s unpredictability, some Chinese observers argued that the tweet may indicate that China could be the venue for Trump’s planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump said a “great financial team” was trying to ensure a “level playing field” on trade and added:

“I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!”

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(*give me a body guard
a blackbelt judo expert
and a machine gun
John Entwhistle)

May 03 08:36

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ~~ TRUMP’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in North Korea’s denuclearization?

May 03 08:27

Dumb Moves Have Consequences

The analysis of the recent exchanges between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump suggest that Washington is most likely about to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran that was signed by the U.S. and five other governments in July 2015. The decision will likely be made public before the deadline on re-ratifying the agreement, which is May 12th. As one informed observer has noted, “a train wreck is probably coming, with very damaging consequences that are hard to predict.”

May 03 08:10

Trump becomes more dovish toward North Korea, but surrounds himself with hawks

As the top commander of the U.S. military forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. has been such an outspoken China hawk that he was reportedly subject to a gag order by the Obama administration and targeted with a smear campaign by Chinese state media.

Now, Harris is set to become a key player in the Trump administration’s attempts to craft a diplomatic deal with an even more hostile and threatening East Asia power: North Korea.

Harris is expected to be nominated to fill the long-vacant ambassadorship to South Korea, one of new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s first decisions last week. The move, just weeks before President Trump is planning to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, could thrust the 61-year-old Japanese American into the weighty role of translating Trump’s unpredictable strategy to a Korean Peninsula that has been whipsawed between war threats and, more recently, talk of historic peace.

May 03 06:52

Attorney: Man at home with family was shot to death through window by deputy

(Meredith/WHNS) -- The family of a man who was shot to death by a deputy in North Carolina is now disputing the sheriff's explanation of what happened before the shooting.

https://www.facebook.com/Macon-County-Sheriffs-Office-178160228920378/

May 03 06:13

Trump Admits He Reimbursed Cohen For Stormy Daniels 'Hush Money' Payment

President Trump released a carefully-worded three-tweet statement confirming the bombshell disclosure by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — a new member of the president’s legal team — that Trump reimbursed his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 “hush money” payment to actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels. The statement appeared to flatly contradict Trump’s previous assertion that he was unaware of the payment

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May 03 05:57

Lavrov: Ukraine lost its independence

The Russian top diplomat comments on the situation in Ukraine

Ukraine has actually lost its independence and national economy due to the internal crisis provoked by some Western countries led by the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Italy’s Panorama magazine.

"For many years, attempts were made to force Kiev to make a false choice, ‘either with us or against us,’ between the development of cooperation in the East or in the West, which has eventually resulted in the collapse of the Ukrainian statehood, which has never been particularly strong. The result as of today is the de facto loss of independence, people’s suffering, the collapse of the country’s economy, which had every opportunity to become one of Europe’s most stable and strong," he said.

According to Russia’s top diplomat, "a group of Western states led by the US who consider the entire world a sphere of their influence...">>>

May 03 05:01

Rudy Giuliani Says Trump Paid Cohen Back For $130K Stormy Hush Money. Trump Denied Knowing.

On Fox News tonight, Rudy Giuliani shared some jaw-dropping things.

Sean Hannity sounds shocked, as you can hear for yourself in this video clip--he says “I didn't know that” when Giuliani reveals that Donald Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130,000 paid to silence Stormy Daniels.

You know what's so crazy? Giuliani wasn't even asked. He just blurted it all out.

Giuliani tells Hannity that Donald Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for that $130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels, which Giuliani said tonight means no campaign violations were committed, which who knows.

Giuliani said the money was “funnelled through a law firm.”

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(*LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE; What beach would Giuliani wash up on , if Hillary were 'In' ?)

May 03 04:15

GENIUS: Trump Administration Moves to Reduce Accountability for Deaths from War on Terror

Trump Administration Moves to Reduce Accountability for Deaths from War on Terror
This increased secrecy about the costs and consequences of Trump’s killing policies prevents public oversight and accountability for wrongful deaths.”

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May 03 03:30

Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace

Will Bolton Cost Trump His Nobel? Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace
Libya is now a textbook example of a failed state and – more importantly from North Korea’s perspective — a testament to what the U.S. government does to countries who threaten its agenda or superpower status, especially ones it persuades to disarm and denuclearize.

Seemingly discontent with the progress made towards peace on the Korean peninsula, John Bolton, Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, asserted that the United States is currently using the “Libya model” in guiding the denuclearization of North Korea – a model that eventually led to the destruction of the North African country and the overthrow of its government in 2011.

The statement seemed intended to provoke tension during the ongoing Korean peace summit, where leaders from North and South Korea have agreed to work towards a peace treaty that would formally end the Korean war after 65 years and lead to the denuclearization of North Korea under international supervision by the end of the year. Bolton’s mention of Libya is provocative as it alludes to Libya’s nuclear disarmament at the behest of the U.S., which was strongly criticized by the North Korean government at the time and subsequently cited as a major reason for its decision to not denuclearize sooner

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May 02 14:42

Trump Formally Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

The letter is addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, and states that President Trump has worked "tirelessly to apply maximum pressure to North Korea to end its illicit weapons programs and bring peace to the region."

“His Administration successfully united the international community, including China, to impose one of the most successful international sanctions regimes in history,” the letter says. “The sanctions have decimated the North Korean economy and have been largely credited for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table.”

Other signatories include Reps Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Diane Black, R-Tenn., and Steve King, R-Iowa.

May 02 12:41

White House Lawyer Ty Cobb Announces Retirement

Ty Cobb, the lawyer who has lead President Donald Trump’s counteroffensive against Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, is retiring, the White House announced Wednesday.

The White House had known for some time that Cobb was planning on retiring. “For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let chief of staff (John) Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“It has been an honor to serve the country in this capacity at the White House,” Cobb told the New York Times. “I wish everybody well moving forward.”

May 02 11:33

More American, French Military Convoys Arrive in Northern Syria

The US and France have dispatched new military convoys to the town of Manbij, North-East of Aleppo province as tensions go high in the region, a media outlet reported on Tuesday.

Orient news website reported that the American and French forces have deployed near Sajour River Northwest of the town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo.

Also, other sources reported that the Kurdish militias have been put on alert in the town of Manbij and have started to set up more checkpoints in and outside the town.

In the meantime, local sources in the town of al-Bab reported that the US and French forces have deployed in a region between the Kurdish positions and the regions held by the Turkey-led Euphrates Shield forces.

In a similar development last week, several units of France's Special Forces arrived in the Kurdish-controlled areas in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria as foreign military troops are intensifying their movements in the region.

May 02 11:31

Trump's new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows to make the State Department great again as he buries Rex Tillerson on his first day in its office

He didn't mention Rex Tillerson by name. But the contrast was clear as new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived at the State Department on Tuesday vowing to reinvigorate American diplomacy and help the United States get 'back our swagger.'

Pompeo was greeted with cheers and applause as he entered the marbled lobby of the Harry S. Truman Building for the first time as America's top diplomat and addressed a diplomatic corps left deeply dispirited by a tumultuous year under Tillerson, President Donald Trump's first secretary of state.

Pompeo described his mission as leading diplomats to execute Trump's foreign policy 'with incredible vigor and incredible energy.'

'I talked about getting back our swagger, and I´ll fill in what I mean by that, but it's important,' Pompeo said.

'The United States diplomatic corps needs to be in every corner, every stretch of the world, executing missions on behalf of this country.

May 02 10:43

Mueller still mulling Trump campaign collusion with Russians

President Donald Trump angrily insisted again Tuesday that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and Russians in the 2016 election, but special counsel Robert S. Mueller III apparently isn't convinced.

After speaking with prosecutors on Mueller's team, Trump's lawyers prepared a list of nearly four dozen questions the prosecutors had that could be posed during a potential interview with the president, according to sources with knowledge of the process who declined to speak publicly.

May 02 10:25

WHITE HOUSE ADOPTS NETANYAHU’S ‘FALSE PRETENCES’ NARRATIVE ON IRAN DEAL

Hosting his French and German counterparts at the White House last week for critical talks on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump tried to be respectful, and coy: As the American president so often says, he prefers to be unpredictable on the international stage.

But the actions of his national security team in recent days point in one direction: He is preparing to withdraw from the 2015 deal, based on an argument that it was brokered in bad faith by the Iranians in the first place, and now rests on illegitimate foundations.

May 02 10:07

Trump’s Ex-Doctor: President’s Bodyguard, Lawyer ‘Raided’ Office for Records

In February 2017, US President Donald Trump’s bodyguard and a lawyer at the Trump Organization showed up at Trump’s former doctor’s New York office and took all the president’s medical files and records.

According to Dr. Harold Bornstein, the "raid" occurred two days after he told the New York Times about having prescribed a hair growth medicine called Propecia to the president for years. Bornstein also told the newspaper that he prescribes Trump drugs for rosacea and high cholesterol. Trump stopped seeing Borstein after his list of medications was released to the Times.

May 02 10:07

No Trump-Russia Collusion: How Soros, Clinton Effort to Dethrone Donald Failed

The House Intelligence Committee stated Donald Trump has never been involved in any collusion with Russia. Speaking to Sputnik, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel noted that the Obama and Clinton teams are likely to find themselves in trouble and revealed how the current US president could win the 2020 race by a landslide.

"The House Intelligence Committee Report is an excellent first step, predictable, and Chairman [Devin] Nunes should be praised for his tenacious determination to examine evidence and expose truth," Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel told Sputnik.

On April 27, the House Intelligence Committee released the results of its probe into alleged ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race, saying that it found "no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government."

May 02 10:04

Mueller Warned of Subpoena Against Trump Over Alleged "Russian Case" - Reports

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has warned of a possible subpoena against US President Donald Trump's legal team as part of the alleged Russian election meddling probe, local media reported.

According to the Washington Post newspaper, citing sources familiar with the matter, Trump's lawyers claimed during a meeting in March that Mueller had no obligation to talk with federal investigators over Russia's interference case, however, he said he saw no other option rather than to issue a subpoena for Trump to appear before a grand jury.

May 02 10:03

What Can be Done? Europe’s Acceptance of Washington’s Vassalage

It is up to Europe whether or not the Earth dies in nuclear Armageddon.

European governments do not realize their potential to save the world from Washington’s aggression, because the western Europeans are accustomed to being Washington’s vassal states since the end of World War 2, and the eastern and central Europeans have accepted Washington’s vassalage since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Vassalage pays well if all the costs are not counted.

May 02 09:01

Journalists are pressuring witnesses to the Douma chemical attack

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday that the Syrian witnesses to the alleged chemical attack in Douma who gave their accounts at The Hague days ago were put under pressure from journalists.

This comes as a BBC reporter ridiculously claimed that a 12-year-old Syrian witness sustained “psychological trauma”.

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May 02 04:48

Terrorists Hand over Their US and NATO-Supplied Weapons to Russian Military in Eastern Qalamoun

(*THIS DOESN'T PROVE ANYTHING!
President Trump has been selling U.S. made weapons to everybody , and anybody , ever since his first week in office !
So , those weapons could have come from anywhere !
whitehorse souce)

May 02 04:35

US Backs Israeli Claims On ‘new, Compelling’ Evidence Against Iran

The White House is praising new intelligence from Israel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, calling it “new and compelling” though officials in Washington have stopped short of charging Tehran with outright violations of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

US officials reviewing the cache of documents, charts, blueprints, photos and videos recovered by Israeli intelligence said late Monday that the materials they had seen were authentic and consistent with information amassed by the US over many years.

“This information provides new and compelling details about Iran’s efforts to develop missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program...">>>

(*ordinarily, we'd 'assume' BEX! , on such a claim , but with "11" days until The U.S. moves Israel's Capitol to Jerusalem , for them , complements of Israel Firster President Trump , all one can ask is 'what are you going to do ?'
We've come a long way since The Revelution)

May 02 04:12

US Warplanes Struck Syrian Army Positions in Deir Ezzur Province

The US-led coalition fighter jets bombed the Syrian Army positions in Eastern Deir Ezzur after the army's advances against the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the province, militant-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday.

May 02 03:34

Trump's Doctor Is Back in the News with a Wild Story to Tell

Dr. Harold Bornstein says three Trump associates raided his office and took the president's medical records
Donald Trump's former doctor claims three men, including the president's longtime bodyguard, raided his office and took Trump's medical records.

President Trump's former personal doctor said three men, including a Trump Organization lawyer and the president's longtime bodyguard, "raided" his office last year and took the president's medical records.

(*RELAX: Trump will tweet this guy right into a liar , by this time tomorrow)

May 01 12:18

The US White House's mercenary connection

Lawrence Davidson examines the Trump administration’s latest folly: colluding with the Saudis and other Gulf Arabs to fund and man what amounts to a mercenary army led by Christian fundamentalist Erik Prince to replace the US troops in Syria. >>

May 01 10:35

Trump says he will be impeached if Republicans are routed in midterms

Donald Trump has urged Republicans to fight to keep control of the House of Representatives to save him being impeached by the Democrats.

Republicans currently hold a 235-193 advantage in the lower chamber of the US Congress. But some Democrats believe that with Mr Trump’s low approval rating and strong enthusiasm among its grassroots supporters, they can flip the 24 Republicans they would need to retake control in the November midterm elections.

Speaking to his supporters in Michigan at a rally he held in preference to attending the White House correspondents’ dinner in Washington, Mr Trump said it was vital to retain control of the House.

May 01 10:24

BRILLIANT Donald Trump remark on the European Union leaves Farage in STITCHES

DONALD Trump's mockery of the European Union left Nigel Farage in stitches as the American President claimed European powers formed the Brussels bloc just to take advantage of the United States.

May 01 10:23

Trump tree snub: Tree planted by US president and Macron GONE from White House lawn

A COMMEMORATIVE tree planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron to mark the French President’s state visit to the USA has been dug up and placed in QUARANTINE because it broke American import laws.

May 01 10:11

'Polite Refusal': Why the Trump-Merkel Talks Yielded No Breakthrough

Talks between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up late last week; a contributor to Sputnik takes a closer look into the negotiations, which he believes could hardly be described as a diplomatic feast, from Trump's perspective.

"Donald Trump's meeting with Angela Merkel came under the slogan 'Don't give Trump a thing', something that was confirmed by the disappointed tone of US media," Sputnik contributor Ivan Danilov wrote in his commentary.

According to him, from a pragmatic point of view, Trump needed to get a slew of concessions from Merkel, namely, her go-ahead for new anti-Iranian sanctions, an increase in Germany's financial contributions to the NATO budget and support for Washington's trade war with China.

May 01 09:51

"Total BS" - Kelly Slams "Pathetic Smear Attempt"; Trump Blasts NBC's "Totally Unhinged" 'Idiot' Report

President Trump has now responded directly, blasting the "fake news making up false stories" as "totally unhinged."

May 01 09:21

Building For Sale, All Bids Considered: the UN and the Middle East

Founded in San Francisco on October 24, 1945, the United Nations opened with endless promise. As proclaimed in its lofty preamble, the original 51 member states committed themselves to saving

succeeding generations from the scourge of war… [reaffirmed]… faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights… of nation’s large and small… to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from… international law [could] be maintained… to ensure… that armed force [would] not be used, save in the common interest.

With all too comfortable ease, 73 years later, these passionate words of humanity have once again proven themselves to be little more than idle gossip in which the powerful not only craft the tone of the debate but set about to ensure its content reflects their unique and predatory vision of the rule of law.

May 01 08:17

America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars

UPDATE: On the morning of September 21st Phil Giraldi was fired over the phone by The American Conservative, where he had been a regular contributor for fourteen years. He was told that “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars” was unacceptable. The TAC management and board appear to have forgotten that the magazine was launched with an article by founder Pat Buchanan entitled “Whose War?” which largely made the same claims that Giraldi made about the Jewish push for another war, in that case with Iraq. Buchanan was vilified and denounced as an anti-Semite by many of the same people who are now similarly attacking Giraldi.

Apr 30 21:22

Lou Dobbs Discusses the FBI Investigation That Never Happened

This is the hidden story that could lead to a criminal probe of Loretta Lynch and James Comey

You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same – the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of the United States.

Apr 30 13:19

Trump Proclaims Netanyahu Announcement on Iran Shows ‘I’ve Been 100% Right’

Wrong! You folks who still support this Israeli lovin bum are nothing but neocon traitors!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kFUNZ_8dKA

From a White House Rose Garden podium this afternoon, President Donald Trump declared that he has been “100 percent right” on continued Iran nuclear development and brand new evidence from the Israeli Prime Minister proves that.

Apr 30 12:10

The real war for Syria is taking place in its skies

Jonathan Cook argues that Israel’s strategy of playing both the Americans and Russians in Syria “is now beginning to unravel as Israel and the US seek to prevent Moscow and Iran from helping consolidate President Assad’s hold on power”. >>

Apr 30 11:55

Pompeo meets Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

Newly-appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has underlined Washington’s unwavering support for Israel in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting was held hours after Pompeo repeated Washington’s anti-Iran accusations during talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh.

Apr 30 11:49

TRUMP WEAK TOWARD FLATTERING TYRANTS

It hasn’t taken the world long to learn that Trump is easily flattered into being friendly and accommodating. Trump does not really understand the Deep State or the constant attacks from the media so he still badly wants to be accepted by the establishment. Consequently, any time potential enemies put on a charm offensive and flatter him, he quickly reciprocates even if it means selling out his core positions. We’ve seen this disturbing pattern before: Trump condemned and excoriated Hillary, Obama, and dictator Xi, but then praised them as wonderful people after meeting them face to face.

Apr 30 11:02

Trump could let Pollard go to Israel in honor of embassy launch – report

US Donald Trump seems increasingly likely to attend the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem next month, and is thinking of allowing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to come to Israel at the same time, a TV news report said.

The president, who has publicly said he is interested in attending, is being pressured to go to Israel for the ceremony by supporters and donors, Hadashot TV news reported Sunday.

Trump is also considering allowing Pollard, a former American intelligence specialist, to leave the US to come to Israel, the report said. Pollard served nearly 30 years for spying for Israel, and since being paroled in 2015 has been prohibited from leaving US soil, preventing him from moving to the Jewish state.

Apr 30 10:57

NY Times: Trump Finds GOP Plan to Campaign on Tax Reform ‘Boring,’ Will Focus on Immigration, Trade Agenda

President Trump finds the Republican establishment’s plan to run their 2018 midterm election campaigns on the recently passed tax cuts “boring,” according to the New York Times, and will instead focus his efforts on his wildly popular “America First” immigration and trade agenda.

The report by the New York Times reveals the GOP establishment’s efforts to restrain Trump from focusing on his populist immigration and trade agenda—where he advocates for less foreign competition against America’s workers.

The party’s leaders have pleaded with Trump to focus much of his campaign attention on pushing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax cuts, a plan backed by the pro-mass immigration billionaire Koch brothers and that they claim will keep them in the majority in the House and Senate.

Apr 30 10:57

Friendship Doesn't Grow on Trees: Oak Planted by Macron, Trump Disappears

Social media users noticed the missing oak just days after the French president and his American counterpart planted the tree on the White House South Lawn as a symbol of the countries' enduring friendship.

Macron brought the oak sapling with him from a key French World War I battlefront 100 km northeast of Paris, where a US Marine Corps unit had beaten back a German offensive in the summer of 1918 at the cost of over 9,000 lives.

President Macron had referred to the tree as a "reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us." The Marines tweeted that the two countries' "commitment to peace and freedom" was "as strong today as it was in 1918."

Apr 30 10:40

Iran Deal: Trump 'Acts on Orders From Israeli Lobby in Washington' - Analyst

Commenting on Tehran's warning that it will withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if Washington scraps the Iran nuclear deal, US political analyst Alexander Azadegan told Sputnik that the Islamic Republic should tread carefully on the issue.

Alexander Azadegan, professor of geopolitics from the University of California and chief editor of the website ImperiaNews, said that Europe is not ready for Tehran's possible withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and does not want to lose the advantages that the nuclear deal brought to European countries which are also against Iran's pullout of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Azadegan recalled that US attacks on Iran began during the Obama presidency, when the White House extended the Iranian oil embargo.

Apr 30 10:40

Grab the Popcorn: Trump Promises to ‘Take On’ EU in New Trade War

As the US president struggles at home with a legislature and judiciary increasingly unwilling to do his bidding, new bluster and threats of a trade war with other nations appear to have become Trump’s rallying cry to the faithful.

Iran Deal: Trump 'Acts on Orders From Israeli Lobby in Washington' - Analyst
US President Donald Trump, at a meeting of his followers in Michigan on Saturday, suggested that his administration would do everything within its power to shift what the White House terms Washington DC's trade imbalance with the European Union, and hinted darkly that Americans must prepare for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride, according to RT.

In asserting that the EU was primarily formed to divert financial gains from the US, Trump promised that what he termed "disastrous trade deals" would stop, as he was going to personally "take on" the economic European powerhouse, as well as China, the largest economy in Asia and the second largest economy in the world.

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